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Cardinal-Hickory Creek: Consumer advocates say line not needed, benefits in doubt | Local News

Cardinal-Hickory Creek is the last of 17 “multi value projects” — determined to provide a combination of reliability and economic value and deliver renewable energy — approved nearly a decade ago by the regional agency that controls the grid and energy markets in 15 states and one Canadian province.

Opponents say that MVP status does not translate to need.

“The MVP portfolio may make sense as a portfolio but time has passed this project by, given advances in technology that have brought down the cost of solar and storage,” said Tom Content, executive director of CUB. “A lot has…

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